richard_dent.jpegTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ Florida A&M University is disclosing that the vice-chair of its board of trustees has resigned. A university spokeswoman confirmed on Tuesday that Richard Dent quit the board last Friday. The resignation was effective immediately. He has been a trustee for more than five years.


Dent explained in an email to the school that his new role as president of the Astor & Black custom men's clothing house is now taking most of his time.

Dent did not return a message left with an assistant.

He is a graduate of the state's historically black university and a former executive with Limited Brands.

The school has been dealing with a hazing scandal in its Marching 100 band that included the death of drum major Robert Champion.


*Pictured above is former FAMU trustee Richard Dent